Bloody wasps

perdix

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Just been out on the garden and the little lad next door was throwing a ball for the cocker as per usual when we're both out at the same time.
Anyhoo,the dog lets out a hell of a yelp and comes back to me carrying her rear right leg.So I had a good look at her paw and leg but couldn't see a thing.
However,10 minutes later back in the house and she's looking like a bloody bulldog!Given her some anti-histamine and her face is now going down.
On closer inspection I've found the culprits and they will be suffering the consequences of their actions later on tonight:D
 

teabag_46

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Hope she's okay now.

As for the wasps, I like to soak the ground around the nest with petrol, drop some burning paper on it and then just keep an eye out.

It makes a mess of the lawn though!
 

perdix

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Cheers lads :D

​In the old days I would have Cymaged them but petrol sounds like a good option
 

trouble

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or buy some wasp nest destroyer its much safer , as is a can of expanding foam when it gets dark and their all home
 

teyhan1

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What you want is a carbamate based insecticide.
Look at the packaging. it has to by law list the active ingredient. What your looking for is
Contains 0.05%ww *********
the ******** has to contain the word CARB. It can be CARBamate, bendioCARB, CARBaryl etc. Look at ant powders too as they are closely related to wasps and the same stuff kills them too
Fill some kind of bottle that will allow you to produce a jet of powder. You may have to fill it right to the top. Then wait until it is dark. Wasps don't fly in the dark so don't use a torch or they'll just fly straight up the beam and get to you.
I've used a teaspoon of the stuff before, and put in the right place it will easily kill a wasp nest
 

jack

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Wasps are good for the garden as they eat caterpillars and other grubs.
They tend not to sting unless disturbed or threatened.
If their nest is disturbed then they will sting to defend it.
Isn't it odd that man feels threatened by an insect less than an inch long and then has to destroy them.
 

trouble

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i wouldnt use bendiocarb on a nest in a hole in the floor of a garden with a pup in it , it also kills cats for fun , amorphous silica (silicon dioxide) is naturaly occuring and not poisonous .
 

trouble

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Wasps are good for the garden as they eat caterpillars and other grubs.
They tend not to sting unless disturbed or threatened.
If their nest is disturbed then they will sting to defend it.
Isn't it odd that man feels threatened by an insect less than an inch long and then has to destroy them.
never seen wasps kill a dog then ?
 

perdix

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Had a hatred of wasps after I nearly lost a young lurcher who stumbled onto a nest.Yes they are defending their home but where they are will mean that someone may end up a lot worse off than my dog tonight.
 

TA6319

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I accidentally lent over a nest that I did not know was there. I ended up with 12 stings in my head for my trouble as I ran away from the nest site. That gave me a hell of a headache
 

teyhan1

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i wouldnt use bendiocarb on a nest in a hole in the floor of a garden with a pup in it , it also kills cats for fun , amorphous silica (silicon dioxide) is naturaly occuring and not poisonous .

Where an earth did you get that ridiculous notion.
Carbamate insecticides are extremely effective at killing insects.
They are the active ingredient in a product called Ficam W. It is a water wettable powder, designed to be diluted in water and sprayed on carpets around the home for use on fleas and other crawling insects.
I used it for years in 100's of cat and therefore flea infested homes. If it had been good at killing cats (which I wish it were) then I'm pretty sure my liability insurance would have cost 10's of £1000's as each job would have involved a trip to claims courts!!
 

pendle

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B+Q sell wasp nest destroyer in a puffer pack. As teyhan says do it in the dark .Wasp nest foam destroyer is only any good if you can see the whole nest as it causes the nest to cool down.I have had customers use 3 tins of this in the past and with not being able to see the nest it did not work. It would have been cheaper to call me out first.
 

paul walker

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Regarding ficam w and cats,if it is used correctly it will not harm cats, but should not be sprayed on them or directly on there bedding. if you use it on wasps nests the SDS clearly says to keep pets away for 24hrs. On wasps i prefer to use ficam D (dust). Bendiocarb is known to kill cats apparently they absorb it through there pads.
 

perdix

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B+Q sell wasp nest destroyer in a puffer pack. As teyhan says do it in the dark .Wasp nest foam destroyer is only any good if you can see the whole nest as it causes the nest to cool down.I have had customers use 3 tins of this in the past and with not being able to see the nest it did not work. It would have been cheaper to call me out first.

I was thinking that when I looked at the price of it.
Turns out that the nest is on the bottom flats side of the garden and she has said that she will sort it out.So ,that's me off the hook :lol:
 

Eyefor

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Wasps are good for the garden as they eat caterpillars and other grubs.
They tend not to sting unless disturbed or threatened.
If their nest is disturbed then they will sting to defend it.
Isn't it odd that man feels threatened by an insect less than an inch long and then has to destroy them.

Wasps are living proof that even God makes mistakes.

No f*****g use on this planet whatsoever.
 

limulus

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Just use ant killer around and in the entrance to the nest if your cant get some Ficam D from a pro.
If you cant get near the nest take a length, say 8ft, of 10mm plastipipe central heating pipe, load one end up with powder, place it in the entrance to the nest and blow...obviously only if the nest is below face level!!
 

perdix

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Just use ant killer around and in the entrance to the nest if your cant get some Ficam D from a pro.
If you cant get near the nest take a length, say 8ft, of 10mm plastipipe central heating pipe, load one end up with powder, place it in the entrance to the nest and blow...obviously only if the nest is below face level!!

I may have to give that a try ,thanks limulus as the woman underneath has just gone away on holiday and won't be back for a while.
 

timbrayford

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Wasps are good for the garden as they eat caterpillars and other grubs.
They tend not to sting unless disturbed or threatened.
If their nest is disturbed then they will sting to defend it.
Isn't it odd that man feels threatened by an insect less than an inch long and then has to destroy them.

I am very allergic to wasp stings so I have every reason to feel threatened by them. If you want an environmentally friendly way to destroy the wasp's nest use a Badger, they're brilliant at it. atb Tim
 
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